OPENS SUMMER 2008
Cirque du Soleil and Luxor today announced a new show featuring Criss Angel, directed by Cirque du Soleil, set to open Summer 2008 at Luxor Resort and Casino.
Always on the lookout for the next artistic challenge, Cirque du Soleil is working with Criss to fuse his revolutionary illusions and mind-blowing artistry with acrobatics, dance, puppetry, music and poetry to tell a story, taking audiences on a bizarre and fascinating journey.
Reinventing the traditional magic show has been a long standing desire of Guy Laliberte, Guide and Founder of Cirque du Soleil. Five years of extensive research and development were spent exploring the world of magic and how to redefine the experience.
The crucial element, a young, edgy and talented artist and mystifier, was found in Criss Angel. With his incredibly unique creativity, Criss is now working with the experienced team of Cirque du Soleil creators led by Director Serge Denoncourt to bring this dream to life.
Since he was six years old, Criss Angel has immersed himself in a multitude of art forms, from performance artist to mystifier and provocateur. Since then, a relentless work ethic combined with talent, skill and vision has made Criss one of the most provocative artists of our day. From creator, producer and performer in his television series, specials and live shows, Criss has redefined the term artist for the 21st Century.
Ive spent 15 years creating and evolving a concept that the world of entertainment has never seen, said Criss Angel. Now, I'm thrilled to be working with Cirque du Soleil and Felix Rappaport and his amazing team here at the Luxor to create an experience that goes beyond even my wildest expectations. I am confident that this collaboration will culminate in what is destined to become one of the most exciting shows Las Vegas has ever seen and redefine magic in the same way Cirque du Soleil has redefined the circus.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, said, This production represents a new, distinctive type of creation for Cirque du Soleil. We believe there is a market for an unconventional magic show with production values audiences have come to expect from Cirque du Soleil.
Gilles Ste Croix, Senior Vice President of Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil said Cirque du Soleil has always worked with an acrobatic foundation for each of our shows; with The Beatles LOVE we were privileged enough to have The Beatles music as our center; with this project magic will be at the core. We are excited to combine our years of research and creative expertise in the areas of staging, lighting, sound design, projections, costume and make p design with Criss Angels one of a kind experience as a creator and performer of illusion, special effects and magic.
Felix Rappaport, President and COO of Luxor Resort and Casino, said, This partnership represents a new era for Luxor. Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel will bring a distinctive element to the property. We are thrilled Luxor is the place their creativity will come together.
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for its distinct brand of theatrical entertainment. Since its founding in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 50 million spectators in more than 130 cities on five continents. In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has a privileged partnership with MGM MIRAGE to create and present unique and innovative productions. The production at Luxor will be the sixth Cirque du Soleil show at an MGM MIRAGE property, joining Mystee, O, ZUMANITY, KAand The Beatles LOVE. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil****.
Criss Angel is one of the most remarkable talents of our time and his fan base continues to grow. He had the highest advance tickets sales during his fourteen month 600 performance off broadway run of Criss Angel MINDFREAK which he created, produced, directed and starred in. Criss Angel MINDFREAK the television show is currently on schedule to film its 70th episode in its unprecedented third season shot exclusively at The Luxor Hotel and Casino. Prominent publishing house, Harper Collins will be releasing Criss highly anticipated first book, Criss Angel MINDFREAK: Secret Revelations in April 2007. Criss has been named 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Magician of the Year, making him the first five time and back to back recipient ever to be awarded these most prestigious accolades. Criss was also unanimously selected as the recipient of the 22nd Louie Award for outstanding achievement in the art of magic. Recently, Criss has added acting to his long and distinguished resume, guest starring in an episode of the critically acclaimed CSI:NY. More information on Criss can be found at www.crissangel****.
Providing a striking visual on the Las Vegas Strip, the 30 story Luxor Resort & Casino is an architectural wonder boasting the world's largest atrium, measuring 29 million cubic feet. This 4,408 room resort features a wide variety of entertainment, award winning restaurants and state-of-the-art gaming. Luxor offers the provocative adult revue, FANTASY, and the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top. The property also includes 20,000 square feet of convention space, a spa and wedding chapel and is connected to Mandalay Bay through Mandalay Place a collection of 41 unique boutiques and restaurants. Luxor is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE. For more information and reservations, visit the web site at www.luxor****, or call toll free at (800) 288-1000.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Guy Laliberte in dedication to John Lennon and George Harrison
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte took part in a special dedication ceremony today in honor of John Lennon and George Harrison. Two plaques designed by Cirque du Soleil creators were unveiled in the LOVE Theatre Lobby at The Mirage in Las Vegas to celebrate the two former Beatles and their contributions to the production, LOVE.
Paul McCartney said, It is great to be unveiling this because the guys are not here and the show has been such a great success. They were magnificent men and it is an honor to unveil this plaque to them.
Ringo Starr said, George was a great musician, he was a dear friend. I love him and miss him. God bless him and I am sure wherever he is, he is smiling right now.
The best show of Cirque du Soleil.
Live in Sydney DVD.
Music: Francesca Gagnon - Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Come un pazzo gridar
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena
Come la rabbia di amar
Come un assalto di gioia
I see a spark of life shining
I hear a young minstrel sing
Beautiful roaring scream
Of joy and sorrow,
There is a love in me raging
A joyous, magical feeling
Como la luz de la vida
Como un payaso que grita
Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Como la rabia de amar
Como un asalto de felicidad
Cirque Du Soleil's new touring show is now over six months old and still always sold out weeks in advance in every city they move the show to.
I saw the show in December and it was great. This video is based on footage from the DVD - "A thrilling ride through Kooza". I had to use audio also from a number of different sources, because the DVD footage had often people talking over it. I also tried to remove people that were blended in during the interviews.
I hope you like it. If you have not seen the show yet. Get a ticket whenever you get a chance at CirqueDuSoleil****.
Here is the third preview for the Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity, which is performed at the New York, New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You can get tickets for the show at CirqueDuSoleil****.
Teaser for the Cirque du Soleil show "O", which is performed live at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get tickets at CirqueDuSoleil**** and experience the Cirque live and to the full extend, no video is able to capture (you cannot video tape magic!).
Criss Angel announces the name of us upcoming Cirque du Soleil show. The show will run for ten years at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.
August 28, 2007 - Surprise Cirque du Soleil performance for the the Grand Opening show of the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, China by the Las Vegas Sands corporation (Sheldon Adelson).
Video snippets were taken from two sources and re-arranged. I used for the audio a CD recording of track "Terre Aride" from the "O" soundtrack, because that was the only song that I could hear in one of the two original videos. It seems that they used that song for the whole performance. I am not 100% sure, because I was not there myself. :(
For more acrobatics and Cirque du Soleil, check out my Cirque primer at
Cirque du Soleil's tribute to The Beatles "A Day In The Life" and Carol Wood and Timmy Mitchum (from "Across the Universe") perform "Let It Be" at the 50th G.a..y Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 10th, 2008.
The performance includes music and artists from the popular Cirque du Soleil show The Beatles "Love", which is currently running at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more Cirque du Soleil check out my Cirque du Soleil Primer at
Carsten aka Roy/SAC
p.s. subst the three "." in G.a..y with two times the letter "m" and one time the letter "r".
If you wonder why I did not spell out G.a..y, ask the folks who organize the event and have taken down every single video that just mentions them. This is my recording from TV that is shared without the intend to make any profits from it, but what they care. They obviously never heard about YouTube and social media and spend their day being paranoid that some software pirates rip their precious content and sell DVD knock-offs made in China via ebay and their millions of dollars in profit will all go down the drain. I guess the TV jerks tasted too much of their own programming.
This is a re-edit of my previous version of the video with several enhancements made, mostly the audio.
Somebody told me what the name and artist of the second song is so that I was able to get rid of the stupid comments of the TV moderators during the performance. I also noticed that for a stupid reason the music of the other video was MONO. This version is Stereo now. I also added some other stuff for the looks and information.
The rest of my original description also applies to the this video, so here it is once more.
The video contains two of the eight parts, "The Mermaid" (La sirène) and "Midnight Dancer" (Danseur de la nuit), of Cirque du Sole The video contains two of the eight parts, "The Mermaid" (La sirène) and "Midnight Dancer" (Danseur de la nuit), of Cirque du Soleil's "Reflections in Blue", which was performed as part of the opening ceremonies for the XI. World Aquatics Championships FINA in Montreal, Canada
on June 15, 2005.
It also contains some images of the missing parts.
For more Cirque du Soleil check out my Primer at *******www.roysac****/cirque
Carsten aka Roy/SAC
For the French folks
Réflexions de bleu, un spectacle pour l'overture des XI Championnats du Monde FINA de Montréal 2005 Mondiaux Aquatique Fina de Montréal
Criss Angel talks about the development of his upcoming Cirque du Soleil show: Believe. Director and co-writer Serge Denoncourt and choreographer Wade Robson also sit down to discuss some of the show's unique appeal.
Watch the trailer for Sony's The Hot Ticket first launch of Cirque du Soleil DELIRIUM coming to movie theaters for one week only this August.
Visit *******www.thehotticket****/delirium/ for tickets and showtimes. Limited tickets available!